Library Receives Grant to Process Special Collections

Posted: June 28, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: June 25, 2010 at 2:26 pm

The following is from the University Libraries online News

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission announced that George Mason University Libraries received a $24,750 Detailed Processing Grant to process two photograph collections.

One is the Oliver F. Atkins photograph collection. Atkins is best known as the official White House photographer during the Nixon administration.

The other collection is the Arthur E.  Scott photograph collection. Scott was a photo historian for the U.S. Senate from the mid-1930s to the 1970s.

The grant provides support for Mason Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives to hire two graduate research assistants and purchase supplies for the year-long project.

Mason Libraries is one of only 13 institutions selected to receive a Detailed Processing Grant – awarded to those institutions that have established collection-level control of all of their archives and manuscript collections.

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